Written by Redazione |
10 November 2017
MVRDV has won a competition to complete a 100,000-square metre recreation and culture centre in Shanghai’s Pudong district. Named Zhangjiang Future Park, the project has been designed as a new focal point for the area, with communal public facilities combining nature, culture and entertainment.
The scheme comprises four venues: a library, an arts centre, a performance centre and a sports centre. The project also involves the creation of numerous squares and a 56,000-square metre public park.
The new Zhangjiang Future Park is part of a high technology and innovation district for both national and international companies. In addition, the area provides residences for workers and their families who live nearby.
The aim of the project is thus respecting the natural green landscape, characterised by the presence of two rivers, while providing high quality public space with public and cultural facilities, where the people who work and live here can relax.
At the heart of the site, four buildings are topped with accessible green roofs that allow the structures to form an extension of the surrounding parkland and offer a breath-taking view. This choice not only ensures biodiversity, but it also provides sustainability benefits including stormwater drainage, cleaner air, noise reduction, and energy savings due to thermal insulation.
Finally, a recognizable collection of buildings emerges like ‘silhouetted cracks’ in the landscape, and provides different perspectives depending on where one is located on the site.
The project has been designed by MVRDV together with the architecture firm ISA and the Dutch firm Openfabric.
Photos by MVRDV